Holophyte



[hol-uh-fit-ik, hoh-luh-] /ˌhɒl əˈfɪt ɪk, ˌhoʊ lə-/

adjective
1.
(of a plant) obtaining energy by synthesizing inorganic substances; autotrophic.
/ˌhɒləˈfɪtɪk/
adjective
1.
(of plants) capable of synthesizing their food from inorganic molecules, esp by photosynthesis

holophytic hol·o·phyt·ic (hŏl’ō-fĭt’ĭk, hō’lō-)
adj.
Not requiring the ingestion of exogenous organic substances for nutrition; obtaining nourishment in the manner of a green plant. Used of certain protozoans capable of photosynthesis.
holophyte
(hŏl’ə-fīt’)
An organism that produces its own food through photosynthesis.

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